2011-12 Schedule

September 8, 2011 BENEATH THE WAVES – Submarine Warfare Don Keith, author of Final Patrol and War Beneath the Waves, and Veterans of Submarine warfare will discuss the heroics and dangers that were faced during the battles in the Pacific. (PDF)

October 13, 2011 CHILDREN CAUGHT IN THE BRUTALITY OF WAR Lynn Nicholas, author of Cruel World and The Rape of Europa, and Non-combatant Civilians and Children will expose the horrors and hardships that faced the victims of War II in Europe. (PDF)

October 27, 2011 (Note: 4th Thursday)THE RESISTANCE AGAINST THE NAZIS – A Harold Deutsch Lecture Peter Hoffman, author of The History of the German Resistance, will discuss the many attempts to eliminate the Leadership of Hitler and the Nazis Party. (PDF)

November 10, 2011 THE DR. HAROLD C.DEUTSCH LECTURE: BITTER APPEASEMENT – MUNICH – 1938 R.J.Q. Adams, author of British Appeasement and the Origins of WWII, will discuss the anti-war mood of Europe in the aftermath of WWI and the failed attempts by British Prime Minister Chamberlain to negotiate a lasting settlement with Hitler (PDF)

December 8, 2011 THE FIGHTING IN EUROPE: Peter Mansoor, author of The GI Offensive in Europe, with Combat Veterans of European Theater will show that the Trained Soldiers, supported by Doctrine, Planning, and Logistics were no match in the defeat of the Enemy (PDF)

January 12, 2012 THE BATTLE OF LENINGRAD: Jonathan House, co-author of When Titans Clashed with David Glantz,and Russian Veterans from the siege that lasted 900 days will discuss the struggle and to survive the weather and food shortages. (PDF)

February 9, 2012 CODE-BREAKING AND THE BEGINNING OF COMPUTERS: Colin Burke, author of Information and Secrecy, will lead a group of Pioneers of Early Computers Development in MN to show how the military contracts for code breaking devices evolved into the modern computer industry (PDF)

March 8, 2012 OPERATION PLUM – 27th BG in the Western Pacific: Adrian Martin, co-author of Operation Plum, with Dr Larry Stephenson and Brothers from Bataan, will join with Veterans of the 27th BG and Philippine combatants to tell the story of a great bravery and leadership during the Japanese attacks in the western Pacific. (PDF)

March 22, 2012(Note: 4th Thursday) THE MISTAKE BY JAPAN TO START THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC: Jeffery Record, author of A War that It Was Always Going To Lose, will discuss the struggle between the Japanese Civilian and Military Leaders to launch a War on the U.S. and its Allies to obtain raw material to support its Imperialistic ambitions. (PDF)

April 12, 2012 JEDBURGHS – Jumping Behind Enemy Lines: Will Irwin, author of The Jedburghs and Abundance of Valor, will discuss the little known story of the brave Veterans of the Special Ops Units that parachuted behind Enemy lines to support Partisans in France during the Normandy Invasion (PDF)

May 10, 2012 –>THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF: John Wukowits, author of American Commando and Pacific Alamo, and upcoming book on the USS Samuel B. Roberts, will join Veterans of the Battle of Leyte Gulf to herald a Great Victory for the U.S. Navy (PDF)